ESF Community Grants Programme Event

30 August 2016

Your Consortium are excited to announce the launch of the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016 - 2018 across York and North Yorkshire. As in previous years, we will be working in partnership with the contract holders Humber Learning Consortium and we are pleased to invite organisations across York and North Yorkshire to the contract launch.

ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities. Funded activities must be aimed at unemployed individuals aged 18 years and over from the hardest to reach communities.

This event is an opportunity for you to come and learn more about the programme and to find out about the application process.

WHEN - Thursday, 8 September 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00

WHERE - Main Hall - Priory Street Centre Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

To book your place, please follow this link

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £15,000 are available to small not for profit or charities, based in or providing services in the Yorkshire and Humber area, who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Company turnover must not have exceeded £1,000,000 per year in the last three years
  • Organisations must employ 20 or less staff (FTE)
  • Organisations must not be in direct receipt of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

For further details about the programme, please go to

Humber ESF Calls Launch publicity event

5 May 2016

Held at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber on Thursday 26 May 2016, this morning event will include:

An update on the ESIF programme in the Humber LEP area;

Details of current and potential future calls, e.g. what sort of activity the calls are likely to include;

Opportunities for networking/identifying potential project partners;

Overview of the application process;

Details on the support that is available for applicants;

Future opportunities through ESF;

Q&A on ESF funding.

The minimum amount of ESF that can be applied for will be £50,000 and applicants must provide match funding of at least 40%. If you are interested in attending this event, please use this link for further information and to book a ticket.

How to Apply for ESF Workshop

5 May 2016

Held at The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber on Thursday 26 May 2016  and designed for those who have never responded to an open call for ESF funding before, this afternoon workshop will help organisations with their outline applications for ESF funding. If you are interested in attending this event, please use this link for further information and to book a ticket.

How to apply for ERDF

20 April 2016

For those of you interested in attending the How to apply for ERDF workshop on 3 May 2016 please see the below link for further information and booking details.


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